In case you didn't know, Rockford is awesome. Here's even more proof.

Just last month we heard that Rockford was named one of Reader's Digest's '15 Best Places to Move in the U.S.'

And now we're getting even more positive coverage from the Chicago Tribune.

In an article titled, 'Rockford is making a comeback - and so is the city's pride,' the Tribune spotlights a laundry list of reasons why Rockford is so awesome.

From the amazing craft breweries, to the impressive theater to of course our love for 815 (and Ate One Five), the article is packed with love for the Forest City.

Granted those of us who hang here on a regular basis know all about these awesome things, it feels pretty good to see Chicago celebrate the wonderful things about Rockford, too.

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